The Minister of Energy, Abubakar Aliyu, has stated that the nation’s renewable power and power effectivity sector has continued to develop quickly thereby heightening the necessity for a talented workforce to assist the sector.
Aliyu stated this at “Energise- First Profession Honest for the Clear Power Sector” on Tuesday in Lagos.
The honest was organised by the Renewable Power and Power Effectivity Associations – Alliance (REEEA-A) in collaboration with the Nigerian Power Assist Programme (NESP), European Union and the German Authorities.
Over 25 corporations within the renewable power and power effectivity sector and no fewer than 115 professionals searching for to advance their careers within the clear power sector participated within the honest.
Represented by Abubakar Ali-Dapshima, Director, Renewable and Rural Energy Entry, Ministry of Energy, Aliyu stated the honest was designed to facilitate the matching of competencies with accessible alternatives throughout the nation’s clear power sector.
In accordance with him, with the push for cleaner sources of power, renewable power is likely one of the fastest-growing excessive expertise sectors within the world economic system.
He stated the expansion of the renewable power sector had heightened the necessity for a talented workforce that would assist assist the strengthening of energy and power entry initiatives of the federal government, sector actors and companions.
The minister famous that renewable power was one of many methods the federal government was offering electrical energy to Nigerians within the rural areas not related to the nationwide grid.
To this finish, he stated the federal government had been creating photo voltaic mini-grids and stays dedicated to reaching a carbon net-zero by 2060.
Earlier, the Head of Programme, NESP, Duke Benjamin, emphasised the dedication of the programme to reinforcing the talents and capability pressure within the sector.
Benjamin, represented by Olumide Fatoki, Head of Unit, Sustainable Power Entry, (NESP) stated the renewable power sector was rising within the nation and wish about 30,000 younger Nigerians to fill the hole within the sector.
He recommended the efforts of the funding and implementation companions of the profession honest, including that it was step one in direction of establishing a skill-matching collaboration platform for the clear power sector.
Dr. Aminu Isa, Deputy Director, Power Fee of Nigeria and a member of the REEEA-A Steering Committee, highlighted the significance of collaborations as a key driver of the anticipated development within the power sector.
“As an Alliance of associations throughout the Renewable Power (RE) and Power Effectivity (EE) sector, we’re very a lot on this synergy.
“That is aimed toward bettering the standard and requirements of RE and EE applied sciences whereas additionally strengthening capability when it comes to information era and abilities distribution,” he stated.
In a goodwill message, Inga Stefanowicz, the Head of Part, Inexperienced and Digital Financial system on the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, stated youth and job creation have been main Key Efficiency Indicators for EU within the nation.
“We’re glad to assist the implementation of this exercise that contributes to a number of Sustainable Growth Targets in a single go, significantly the creation of first rate work throughout the RE and EE sector to foster financial development within the nation,” she stated.